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Donald J. Brideau, MD, Named CEO of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

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Falls Church, VA – Inova announces that Donald J. Brideau, Jr., MD, FAAFP, MMM, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, effective December 17, 2018. He succeeds retiring Inova Fair Oaks CEO John Fitzgerald. Dr. Brideau’s career with Inova spans 25 years, most recently as CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital…

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Come to an Ask The Expert Lecture

Ask The Expert lectures are available on a range of topics.

Physicians to speak on care for joints, heart, spine, and other topics Knees, Hips, Shoulders and Other Joints Osteoarthritis and the Latest Advances in Joint Replacement Michael Anvari, MD Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus *Physicians Conference Center 3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA *or join via webinar Treatment Options for Hip…

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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Once Again Achieves Elite National Recognition from The Leapfrog Group for Straight “A’s” in Patient Safety

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Fairfax, VA – Inova Fair Oaks Hospital achieved straight ‘A’s’ for the seventh consecutive year in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released today. With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients. “We…

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All Five Inova Hospitals Receive an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Falls Church, VA – Inova’s five Inova hospitals received ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH), Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH), Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC), Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH), and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) for their teams’ efforts in protecting patients from…

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Parents of Preemie Find Solace, Hope and Community at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

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Resources available for families of NICU babies At 28 weeks pregnant, Lauren Christopher, 41, stopped feeling her baby move. She went to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH), where her doctor discovered she had low amniotic fluid and poor blood flow through the umbilical cord. A week later, her doctor determined she would have to prematurely…

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‘U.S. News’ Ranks Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Third in Washington, DC, Area

'U.S. News & World Report' provides hospital rankings.

Hospital is sixth in state of Virginia In August, U.S. News & World Report recognized Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) as a Best Hospital for 2018–2019. The publication ranked IFOH third in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and sixth in all of the state of Virginia. U.S. News bases its rankings on objective measures of service…

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SBRT Helps Inova Oncologists Provide Precise Radiation Treatment

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital offers specialized cancer care When it comes to fighting cancer, the more options your physician has, the better. One of these important tools is stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT. This therapy takes advantage of the latest technology to deliver precisely focused radiation to cancerous tumors. “We’re using this technology to…

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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Attains Third Magnet Designation

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital staff react to the 2018 Magnet® designation.

Hospital is among 8 percent of Magnet recipients nationwide The American Nurses Credentialing Center again has designated Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) a Magnet® facility. This prestigious recognition  — IFOH’s third since 2009 — honors the work and culture of nursing. “Magnet designation is a privilege and it is valued by our staff, patients, providers and…

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What Is the Inova VIP 360˚Program and What Is the Value of Joining?

Inova has a concierge medicine program called VIP 360.

Q and A With Sandy Ibrahim, MD, a family physician and Medical Director of the VIP 360˚ program Inova VIP 360° is a concierge medicine program, which affords the primary care provider and the patient the time that they both deserve to manage health care issues as they arise. It represents an approach to medicine…

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New TIF Procedure Offers a Better Solution for Chronic Heartburn

Procedure provides solution to acid reflux

Treatment offers alternative to traditional surgery for acid reflux Providing the best patient experience means staying on top of the latest in medical technology. Starting July 1, doctors at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH) began performing the new TIF 2.0 procedure on patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or acid reflux. The purpose…

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